Wednesday, June 3, 2009

The Beauty of Babies


I feel so special. The young woman that lives next door occasionally (vacation home), has asked me to babysit her little tiny baby while she runs some errands. This sweet little peach is only three months old, and I met her the other day. Babies are almost of another world. You can see God in their innocence. Yet, when they are so new to the world, deep in their eyes you can almost see their power, as well. Their smile often reminds me of a soul that recognizes me, in a way. As if to say - Oh you, hi!

There have been times when I could be in the worst mood, and a baby will smile at me and it just seems to wash away the negativity, because I can't help but smile back. My daughter says my grandson (17 months) has taken to smiling and saying hi to everyone he meets in the grocery store. I'm sure some just ignore him, intent on what they are doing, but I hope he has the same effect that babies have on me - I hope he brightens someone's day that can see the beauty and innocence in a simple smile and greeting.

P.S. I wasn't very clear about the photo of the baby - it is taken from a website - I didn't think the "Mom" would want me to post a pic of her baby on the internet. :-)

36 comments:

Lori ann said...

Oh! you are SO lucky. I know just what you mean, babies are all truth and light. Please give her a tiny hug for me!
xoxo lori

Elizabeth Bradley said...

You said it so well, only a grouch could resist a baby's smile. She's a cutie!

Momma Moe said...

What a cutie! Yes, babies are a cure-all for anything that ails me...that why I love my gang so much...and why we keep adding to the crew!

TheChicGeek said...

What a beauty she is :D
Children and babies are the greatest treasure we have in the world! They just make everything in the day okay, don't they? So sweet and innocent.
Have a Beautiful Day!

Sniffles and Smiles said...

Babies remind us of what's important, and what really matters don't they? And their quiet, calm and utter faith in those who care for them inspires! And you are so right!!! Only a Scrooge could fail to be touched by a baby's smile! Enjoy! ~Janine XO

Brian Miller said...

wonderful post. put a smile on my face itself. you captured the essence of a childs eyes well. love when i see the peaceful wildness in my boys eyes.

Pat said...

There's something about a baby's smile that just warms me all over. This little girl is just adorable. How lucky you are to be able to spend some time with her, and how lucky her mom is to have a neighbor like you to rely on.

pranksygang said...

i love kids.. as u said they can easily change our mood with their cute smile.. i have experienced this a lot!

Star said...

My arms ache to hold a baby again... enjoy your babysitting.
Blessings, Star

ellen abbott said...

I love newborns, fresh out in the world, only hours old. They smell heavenly and they are so close to God, closer than they will ever be again til they die. I love to look in their eyes. Like you said, they are not of this world...yet. They bridge the veil.

Bee said...

I think that your neighbor is blessed to have such an appreciate baby-sitter!

Anna said...

Ellen, such poetic truth you speak. Almost brings tears to my eyes, because I think about when my daughter was a newborn and I felt those things you can put into words that I couldn't. Today her laughing and smiles touch me deeply. Nothing has ever been so profound.

Meeko Fabulous said...

OMG, I can't help but coo at a baby! They're just so precious.

The Good Cook said...

You are so, so lucky! The Best Husband In The World and I are both suckers for babies. We just can't help it. Beauty personified. Innocence and the very meaning of life! Plus, man do they smell good!!

Andrea said...

I know exactly what you mean. I have taken this week off of work. I'm just staying home and watching my 4-month old grandson. Friends have asked where I was going on vacation. Absolutely nowhere! There is no place that I'd rather be than with this beautiful baby boy!

Amy @ Passages to the Past said...

I so wish there was a baby I could play with. They are so sweet and smell so good...I want to kiss their cheeks and make them laugh! Babies and animals can always pick me up out of a slump! She is so cute!

Midlife, menopause, mistakes and random stuff... said...

Awwww......what a cutie pie. Our four are all grown and I love to play with my nieces and nephews until we have grandchildren.
Keep you young :)

Steady On
Reggie Girl

CrazyCris said...

What a coincidence!

My mom says when I started talking I used to say Hi all the time too! And that once in the supermarket I got this guy in trouble because his wife was jealous 'cause she heard him talking with to someone with a female voice! :p

A friendly personality is always a good start to life!

Spiritual Journey said...

I can't help it. She's so pretty. She would be a perfect playmate for my youngest daughter.

Joanne said...

What a happy face, shining such wonder on those around her. I love hearing small baby voices calling out "Hi" to passersby. Their intent is so true, one can't help but smile and wave in return. It's practically an automatic reflex. Enjoy!

Marguerite said...

Babies are wonderful. I cherished each day with mine and am looking forward to the grandchildren.

Verily I go. said...

Yes, another world. The power of those eyes and the person in there. I completely agree. Resistance is futile.

Natalie said...

We have done it again. I was going to post a story about little Sonflower being really cute - especially at the supermarket. It often takes me two hours to get through the shopping, because he stops everyone to say" HAllO! Nice day?" Now little Haylie does it too, and it brings the shoppers to their knees. SO gorgeous. Your little neighbour is a real little sweetie, I could kiss her up too.xx♥

MzzLily said...

My favorite spot in the grocery is in line behind the baby! What a great way to spend a few minutes during an otherwise dreary chore...

Bogey said...

Babies are the best! They have no concept of hatred or of being judgemental. Resentment and selfishness are foreign objects to them. They look at us as though they could see our soul. Maybe we should be learning from them!

mo'ikeha said...

Seven days a week of work, sometimes even until 21.00 o'clock - returning home to my son however washes away all what was before.
Wish you a nice time with the baby.

Butternut Squash said...

"You can see God in their innocence. Yet, when they are so new to the world, deep in their eyes you can almost see their power, as well." What a beautiful observation. I feel it exactly the same way. Peace.

Sandi McBride said...

Beautiful baby, no matter when she came from, lol...but you're smart not to post your young charge's picture without Mom's consent...
beautiful post
Sandi

Verily I go. said...

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Herrad said...

Hi,

It's wonderful to have a baby smile at you, all that trusting confidence it is beautiful.

Love,
Herrad

nurturingwisdom said...

Such innocence!I can't help but smile when I see a baby. They are such treasures.

willow said...

Aren't babies wonderful?

CrazyCris said...

I have a new award to share with you! Coming here always inspires me and frequently cheers me up! :o)

Pyzahn said...

I'd love to have a neighbor to babysit for. You're right about the innocence in their eyes. Who can look at a baby, any baby, and not smile?

lolit said...

i can relate to you, babies seems make a miracles for us adults, so powerful and seems have their magnets.

Meg Runs said...

Our baby arrived on the day you posted this...well, our grandbaby..and he is so very sweet-smelling, tiny, dimutive and PERFECT!

Anyone with a baby in their life for whatever reason is TRULY blessed, I'm so happy you take advantage of it!